Women's sports

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks with reporters after voting, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018, in the Parkchester community of the Bronx, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 06, 2018 - 11:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally at City Hall in Boston. On Nov. 6, Pressley became Massachusetts' first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
November 06, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday's midterm elections. The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women...
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File-This March 31, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw responding to a question during a news conference for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. College basketball season's starting earlier and earlier and that's something top coaches McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about it. A sport that used to begin practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, will be the first day of games with nearly 100 women's contests scheduled and nearly 150 men's ones as well. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 06, 2018 - 12:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either. A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Kerry Perry, president of USA Gymnastics, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing in Washington. The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization, even with a newly constructed board of directors, made repeated mistakes after the revelations Nassar molested Olympians while working as a volunteer. They included the botched hiring of a program coordinator and an interim CEO to replace Perry, who lasted less than a year on the job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 05, 2018 - 6:11 pm
The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing to pursue the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry...
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Runners wait at the starting line during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 52,812. Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million...
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First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 04, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the New York City Marathon on Sunday, with Keitany dominating the strong women's field for her fourth victory in the event and Desisa surging ahead of two other runners near the finish line. Desisa, 28, held off countryman...
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Bronze medalist Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the balance beam on the second and last day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 03, 2018 - 9:13 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles is heading home with a fistful of gold medals. The American star won the floor exercise at the world gymnastics championships Saturday and added a bronze on balance beam to wrap up a remarkable meet in which she competed while battling a kidney stone. The Olympic...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. holds her silver medal after the women's uneven bars final on the first day of the apparatus finals of the Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 02, 2018 - 3:06 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it's the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more. For...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018 file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives down the court ahead of Colorado's Mya Hollingshed, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference women's tournament in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has already broken records at Oregon and she's only starting her junior year. The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles headlines The Associated Press women's basketball preseason All-America team. Ionescu, who has 10 triple doubles in her young career, received 29...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo,Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale holds the trophy after defeating Mississippi State in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women's college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31...
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